Diagnosis and Treatment of Adjustment Disorders

Diagnosis and Treatment of Adjustment Disorders

It is natural to feel anxious or depressed in response to significant stressors—financial difficulties, marital discord, deteriorating health, natural disasters, etc.  Some people, however, react to stressors much more intensely (e.g., with greater anxiety and...
Effects of Technology on Mental Health

Effects of Technology on Mental Health

Jon Johnson at Medical News Today stated that people are more connected than ever, thanks in large part to rapid advancements in technology. While some forms of technology may have made positive changes in the world, there is evidence for the negative effects of...
Diet, Exercise, Sleep, and Mental Health

Diet, Exercise, Sleep, and Mental Health

Maggie Seaver at Real Simple stated that, based on scientific research, we know that a complex combination of behaviors and lifestyle factors influence our mental health and overall well-being, and that physical and mental health are inherently connected. So just as...
Care for Your Mental Health – The Importance of Self-Care

Care for Your Mental Health – The Importance of Self-Care

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), mental health includes emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, act, make choices, and relate to others. Mental health is more than the absence of a mental illness—it’s...
Different ways that holidays affect Mental Health

Different ways that holidays affect Mental Health

The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests — stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays affect Mental Health often by presenting a dizzying array of demands — cooking meals, shopping, baking, cleaning, and entertaining, to name just a few. In...
Is There Such a Thing as High-Functioning Anxiety?

Is There Such a Thing as High-Functioning Anxiety?

Would it surprise you to know that some successful individuals—such as students who always ace their tests, employees who exceed performance expectations, or business people who run very profitable companies—experience high levels of anxiety?  That they feel insecure,...
How Grief and Loss can affect Mental Health

How Grief and Loss can affect Mental Health

Are mental effects of grief serious issues to consider? Experiencing the loss of a loved one can be traumatic and truly heartbreaking. The mourning process can be confusing and you may feel that your life will never be the same. According to Banyan Mental Health,...
Parental Alienation versus Realistic Estrangement

Parental Alienation versus Realistic Estrangement

Lisa Zeiderman, Esq., CFL, wrote in Psychology Today that it is not unusual for the children of divorced and divorcing parents to have a “primary parent,” sometimes known as the primary caregiver and sometimes known as the psychological parent. This is the parent with...